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Collection Number: A&M.2482
Overview Joe Ozanic went to work in the coal mines of Mt. Olive, joining in 1909, UMW Local 728. After serving briefly in the army during World War I, Ozanic returned to work in the mines at Mt. Olive. In 1932, Ozanic joined the Progressive Mine Workers of America, a rival organization to the United Mine Workers, serving both as president of PMWA District 1 and as national president. During the 1940s, Ozanic was an organizer for the American Federation of Labor. These papers reflect Ozanic's involvement...
Collection Number: A&M.1936
Scope and Contents Material (1931-1957) of a labor organizer including correspondence, reports, handbills, pamphlets, broadsides, newspapers, instruction posters, political and labor buttons. There are court reports involving labor cases for the period 1940-1956. Subjects include Subversive Activities Control Board, integration in labor movement, labor during WW II, labor in southern U. S., communism in labor movement, union constitutions and agreement between industry and unions. See inventory for listing of...
Collection Number: A&M.2796
Overview The minutes, correspondence, and financial records of the Pocahontas Operators Association and of its successors, the Smokeless Operators Association and the Southern Virginias Operators Association. Topics mentioned are foreign competition, environmental legislation, labor strife and union negotiations, and lobbying efforts in Congress and with state legislatures. Special mention is made of the conditions in the coal industry during World War II, the impact of the Taft-Hartley Act on...
Collection Number: A&M.0873
Overview Papers of Rush Dew Holt, Sr. (1905-1955) relating to his personal and political activities. Types of material include publications, clippings, correspondence, photographs, and ephemera, among others. The collection is divided into six series: Personal and Political Papers (1840-2000 and undated), Artifacts (1939-1952 and undated), Legislative Records (1920-1955 and undated), Constituent Services (1923-1954 and undated), Press and Media Activity (1925-2003 and undated), and Administrative Files...
Dates: 1840-2003; Majority of material found within 1918-1955
Collection Number: A&M.4297
Scope and Contents Papers of Thurman Irving “T.I.” Miller (1919-2017), a native of southern West Virginia who served in the Marine Corps from 1939-1945, worked as a master electrician in the coal mining industry, and authored multiple books about both those experiences later in life. The collection includes research material, genealogical material, drafts of his books, and other material. Formats include correspondence, clippings, ephemera, photographs, research materials and interviews, handwritten and typed...
Dates: ca. 1930-2017